The Young Stars of Stranger Things are Getting HUGE Salary Increases
Thanks to Stranger Things being one of the most successful shows on Netflix, the cast members have been able to renegotiate their contracts for Season 3. And we’re not talking about a 20%, 50% or even 100% pay increases — we’re talking a LOT more than that!
Among the cast members expected to receive a huge salary increase are Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), and Joe Keery (Steve Harrington).
The pay raise is going to be most significant for the young series regulars, who were all newcomers before getting cast as Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas. The young stars of the show were reportedly making about $30,000 per episode for the first two seasons, but now they will all be getting about $200,000-$250,000 dollars per episode. Talk about started from the bottom now we here!
It has also been reported that Millie has landed a bigger raise than her male counterparts. Get it, girl!
As for the adult stars of the show, David Harbour and Winona Ryder, they already had much bigger salaries on Seasons 1 and 2, but they will also be getting raises for Season 3. According to Deadline, they will each be making about $300,000 to $350,000 dollars per episode.
The show’s other series regulars, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Joe Keery, who play Nancy, Jonathan and Steve, respectively, are also getting big salary increases and will be making $100,000-$150,000 dollars per episode. Honestly, for a hard-working mom like Steve Harrington, we kind of expected more.
Stranger Things is scheduled to start production on eight episodes for Season 3 starting next month. The story is reportedly jumping ahead one year, and Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman‘s 19-year-old daughter, Maya Hawke, has been added to the cast as a series regular.